High-End in Hawaii

Combat Aircraft Journal heads to Hawaii to witness Exercise ‘Sentry Aloha’ as the resident Raptors go up against visiting fighters for valuable dissimilar training.

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A Hawaii ANG F-22 pilot strolls out to the ‘Raptor line’ at Hickam for a ‘Sentry Aloha’ mission. All photos Rob van Disseldorp unless otherwise credited

When the Hawaii Air National Guard’s (ANG) 154th Wing received its first F-15 Eagles in 1987, the reality of its remote operations was a major consideration. While the location is strategically important, it limits the ability for the unit’s aviators to keep their skills sharp. In-house training is notoriously limited when it comes to fighter aircraft.

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